kaustein is just a for warner! if you listen to him and still get a catera you know what to expect!! you may get lucky and it may be better.. he is sorta a "worste case senerio"
I LOVED my catera. My reairs over 2 yrs totaled $5000 or so.. paid $2200 and sold for $2700 so it cost me 4400 for 2 yrs yes more than a toyota, but damn.. that car was fun to drive!!! $180 a month cost of ownership?? not horrible.